Electronics Fundamentals: A Systems Approach : 9780133143638

Electronics Fundamentals: A Systems Approach

Floyd & Buchla
Published by
Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For courses in Electronics and Electricity Technology


Electronics Fundamentals: A Systems Approach takes a broader view of fundamental circuits than most standard texts, providing relevance to basic theory by stressing applications of dc/ac circuits and basic solid state circuits in actual systems.

Table of contents
  • Part I  DC Circuits   
  • Chapter 1  Systems, Quantities, and Units
  • Chapter 2  Voltage, Current, and Resistance 
  • Chapter 3  Ohm’s Law, Energy, and Power 
  • Chapter 4  Series Circuits 
  • Chapter 5  Parallel Circuits  
  • Chapter 6 Series-Parallel Circuits 
  • Chapter 7  Magnetism and Electromagnetism 
  • Part II  AC Circuits   
  • Chapter 8 Introduction to Alternating Current and Voltage 
  • Chapter 9 Capacitors 
  • Chapter 10 RC Circuits 
  • Chapter 11 Inductors 
  • Chapter 12 RL Circuits 
  • Chapter 13  RLC Circuits and Resonance 
  • Chapter 14 Transformers 
  • Chapter 15  Time Response of Reactive Circuits 
  • Chapter 16 Diodes and Applications
  • Chapter 17 Transistors and Applications
  • Chapter 18 The Operational Amplifier
  • Chapter 19 Basic Op-Amp Circuits
  • Chapter 20  Special-Purpose Op-Amp Circuits
  • Chapter 21 Measurement, Conversion, and Control
  • Appendices 
  • A     Table of Standard Resistor Values
  • B     Capacitor Color Coding and Marking
  • C     Norton’s Theorem and Millman’s Theorem
  • D     Field-Programmable Analog Arrays
  • E     NI Multisim for Circuit Simulation
  • Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems
  • Glossary
  • Index
Features & benefits

A wealth of examples helps students understand the relationship among system blocks, interfaces, and input/output signals.

  • Fundamental DC/AC laws are presented with specific system examples.
  • Fundamental devices are covered with six chapters devoted to electronic devices and their use in systems.
  • All chapters feature System Examples and System Notes that are coordinated with chapter objectives. System Examples illustrate how the basic concepts are applied in a system application. System notes present interesting facts and information in a condensed format.
  • The oscilloscope and DMM are described in detail, and tips are given on using these instruments. A full chapter is devoted to measurement, conversion, and control.
  • Multisim is used in selected examples, figures, and problems to provide practice in simulating circuits and systems and in troubleshooting.
  • Many worked examples illustrate the concepts. Related problems appear in each worked example to provide additional practice. 
  • Hands-On-Tips (HOT) provide useful and practical information. 

Chapter pedagogy keeps students focused on learning the concepts.

  • Each chapter begins with an opener page which includes a chapter outline, chapter objectives, a list of key terms, introduction, and a website reference for chapter study aids and other topics. 
  • Each section within a chapter begins with an introduction and objectives for that section.
  • Each section ends with a review consisting of questions or exercises that emphasise the main concepts presented in the section. Answers to the Section Review Questions are provided at the end of the chapter.
  • Each chapter ends with a summary, key term glossary, formula list, true/false quiz, self-test, troubleshooting quiz, and sectionalised problem set.    
  • Answers to section checkups, related problems for examples, true/false quiz, and self-test and troubleshooting quiz are at the end of each chapter.
  • A comprehensive glossary and answers to odd-numbered problems are provided at the end of the text. 

The text’s approach to mathematics shows the reason and importance of phase differences in circuits without bogging students down in the mathematics or overly complex examples.

  • The mathematical level in this text is basic algebra and understanding the sine, cosine, and tangent functions for a right triangle.
  • Complex arithmetic is not required; basic phasors are shown graphically.